Scout Picks

Gameweek 10 Scout Picks features Man City triple-up

Manchester City help form the spine of our Scout Picks team for Gameweek 10.

As Pep Guardiola’s men prepare to face Burnley, a side they have good history again, we have chosen three of his players.

We chose this team from the Scout Squad submissions made by David, Neale, Tom and Andy earlier in the week and, as per usual, we’re in 3-4-3 formation.

Goalkeeper

Sam Johnstone (£4.5m) is our budget goalkeeper for Gameweek 10, treated to a rare appearance in the Scout Picks courtesy of his favourable fixture. No team has scored fewer times than Sheffield United this season, who have managed just one goal from open play. If, by some miracle, the Blades spark into life at the Hawthorns on Saturday, the fact that Johnstone has made the second-most saves in 2020/21 (38) should come in handy.

Defenders

Should Liverpool defenders be back on FPL radars and is Jota a trustworthy asset?

Andrew Robertson (£7.1m) could be the key to unlocking Brighton on Saturday lunch-time. With Tariq Lamptey suspended, the Seagulls will be unlikely to shunt Liverpool’s left-sided defender back to the same extent, paving the way for him to have a big say in proceedings. None of Robertson’s colleagues has bested him for big chances created over his last four matches.

Only two teams have given up fewer big chances than Manchester City since Gameweek 6, boosting their clean sheet potential for a meeting with the Premier League’s joint-lowest scorers in Burnley. Rúben Dias (£5.5m) is our chosen representative from the Citizens’ back-line as one of the most likely starters this weekend.

James Justin (£4.8m) gets into the Scout Picks for Gameweek 10 on the back of his potential at both ends of the pitch. Fulham are in the bottom five for shot accuracy over the last four matches while their poor defence boosts the attacking credentials of Leicester’s attacking wing-backs.

Midfielders

While Burnley’s defence has been delivering for its Fantasy investors in recent favourable home matches, they have lost their last five trips to the Etihad Stadium (in all competitions) by a combined score of 22-1. The last three of these were all 5-0 defeats. Enter Kevin De Bruyne (£11.6m), rested midweek and top among Manchester City players for big chances created and attempts on goal over his last four matches.

Bruno Fernandes (£10.8m) is the true away-day specialist in the Premier League this season with double-figure hauls in each of his road trips thus far. He has scored and assisted on each of those occasions too. While Southampton are yet to concede at home since the 5-2 defeat to Spurs, their opponents in that time (West Bromwich Albion, Everton without key personnel and Newcastle) were certainly below what Manchester United are capable of offering.

A midweek rest is enough to convince us Diogo Jota (£6.7m) will play a significant part in Liverpool’s trip to Brighton on Saturday lunch-time, especially given how flat their Champions League performance was. The former Wolves man is giving his new colleagues a run for their money right now, having registered more shots in the box (from fewer minutes) than Sadio Mané in the last four and registering the same number of big chances as Mohamed Salah. And even if Jota doesn’t start at the Amex Stadium, we know he is capable of scoring from the bench.

Phil Foden (£6.5m) gets into the Scout Picks as a value attacking option that allows greater spending elsewhere. In the last four Premier League matches only one Manchester City players has managed more shots on target than the Englishman, while only De Bruyne is ahead for minutes per chance.

Forwards

Even though Jamie Vardy (£10.2m) has averaged 2.7 points per home appearance in 2020/21, the visit of Fulham to the King Power Stadium is as good a time as any to back the Leicester man. He ranks second for big chances and shots on target over the last four matches while the Cottagers have let in 1.5 goals per game over that period.

Leeds might be a little more robust defensively following the return of Kalvin Phillips, but Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.9m) is still worth his salt as a Fantasy asset this week. Even in matches with their best defensive midfielder in the side, the Whites still concede 1.5 goals per game, while the return of Richarlison from and James Rodríguez to full fitness is good news for Everton’s main man. In nine Gameweeks this season, Calvert-Lewin still only has one blank.

Gameweek 10 looks like Patrick Bamford‘s (£6.1m) time to shine after the misfortune of blanking at Arsenal. Only Sheffield United have a worse expected goals conceded (xGC) score over the last four matches than Everton, while Bamford is top of the league for shots in the box, big chances and shots on target over the same period. Meanwhile, 65% of his points have in away matches this season.

Substitutes

Vicente Guaita (£5.0m) has earned a save point in two of his last three matches and faces a Newcastle side that has failed to score in their last two.

Jamal Lewis (£4.3m) could benefit from Crystal Palace’s own problems. They go into Gameweek 10 short of Wilfried Zaha, whose absence led to a toothless Eagles attack against Burnley.

Anyone who starts Max Kilman (£4.3m) in Gameweek 10 could be rewarded with a cheeky clean sheet based on Arsenal’s recent form. They have scored just once in their last five Premier League matches, the penalty netted by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at Manchester United in Gameweek 7.

Jack Harrison (£5.5m) is an alternative route into the Leeds attack set to face Everton’s surprisingly poor defence. He has played 13 key passes in the last four, the second-most in the Premier League during that time.

THE CAPTAIN

Who are the best captain options for FPL Gameweek 36+?

We choose the Scout Picks captain using a four-way vote between our Scout Squad pundits.

Because the use of Fantasy Football Scout data is used so heavily in this process, the skipper we choose each Gameweek is known only to those with a valid Fantasy Football Scout subscription and revealed to the public only when the deadline has passed.

Here’s how we voted for Gameweek 10:

COMMUNITY CHAMPION

Each week, one of the Fantasy Football Scout community takes on the Scout Picks by pitting their chosen XI against ours.

The Community Member who beats our team by the largest margin will win a £100 Amazon Voucher and a place in our Moderators and Contributors League for the following season.

claretparrot managed to break the Scout Picks run of five wins on the bounce in Gameweek 9, winning by a very tight margin of 75 points to our 73. That pulled one back for the Community Champions, who trail the Scout Picks 6-3 this season.

asquishypotato takes us on for Gameweek 10, opting for a 4-4-2 line-up of Guaita; Robertson, Walker, Dias, Cresswell; De Bruyne (c), B Fernandes, H Barnes, Jota; Vardy, Calvert-Lewin.

AA33 is the current leader, defeating the Scout Picks by a 53-point margin in Gameweek 2.

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1,571 Comments Post a Comment
  1. FFFoxy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 17 hours ago

    Would you do Charlie Taylor to Justin -4???

    (Lamptey and Mitchell on bench so both non playing) and would be surprised for Taylor to even get 1 point

    1. Maeki2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Yes, good fixtures

    2. THE KING CANTONA
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      How about Mitchell to Nkounkou?

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        Too risky.

    3. Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      I wouldn’t take a hit for a defender

    4. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      I would he has great fixtures

  2. Ha.
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 17 hours ago

    Would you do Dallas > Cancelo if it uses up funds to prevent Bruno > KDB?

    1. Pegboy
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Totally depends on the rest of your team, but in isolation, yes.

      1. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        Well it's not in isolation due to the other transfer...

  3. Van der Faart
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 17 hours ago

    Martinez/McCarthy
    Chilwell Creswell Targett/Kilman (Lamptey)
    Son Bruno Grealish Ziyech (Riedwald)
    Kane(C) DCL Adams

    Not sure on bench or keeper, McCarthy is on fire and missed his points last week. Targett or Kilman? Arsenal look so toothless I think Kilman could be a good shout this week.

    1.4 ITB
    Bruno to KDB
    Bruno to Salah, Ziyech to Jamez? (-4)

    Other suggestions? Thanks

    1. Pegboy
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      I'd hold.

      And I'd probably take a hit to do Hamez>Ziyech, so definitely not that one.

  4. TAT
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 17 hours ago

    Been looking at my team all week and I’m no closer to deciding what to do. Got 4.0 itb. Any suggestions?

    Chillwell - James - Mitchell
    Son - Grealish - Fernandes - Ziyech
    DCL - Watkins - Kane
    (Button - Vestergaard - Lamptey - Anguissa

    1. Heiro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      One of the mids to City.
      Flip a coin on which one.

      1. TAT
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        Yes, that's definitely something I'm looking at. But who to take out? Son?

        1. Heiro
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 17 hours ago

          What are your options? Enough for Grielish?

          1. TAT
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 17 hours ago

            0.1 off from doing Grealish > KDB, so it looks like it will have to be Son. Could take a hit and bring in a City def too, while I'm at it.

    2. Pegboy
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Mitchell > Dias

      1. TAT
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        Could do that, though I'm not sure how much I'd want to spend in defence. Good suggestion though!

      2. Shineonme
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        Rather cancela

        1. TAT
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 15 hours ago

          Went with Dias in the end. Can only hope I didn't make a mistake there!

    3. komodosam
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Kane to Vardy

      1. TAT
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        Yes, that's another option I'm looking at. I do have a bad feeling Kane might punish sellers though, despite the fixtures…

    4. komodosam
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Is Mitchell starting?

      1. TAT
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        I guess not, but at the moment – as the team looks now – I'm playing him instead of Vestergaard. It's a transfer I have to look at for sure.

        1. komodosam
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 17 hours ago

          Yeah, my bench is Brewster, Mitchell, Vestergaard, and I really have no idea what order to have them in.

          1. TAT
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 17 hours ago

            I know, right? At this point a 1-point cameo from Mitchell or Brewster might outscore a 90 min game by Vestergaard.

            1. komodosam
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 17 hours ago

              Yeah, although Vestergaard has a goal in him when it comes to corners for Southampton.

              1. TAT
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 16 hours ago

                Indeed! I think it's just one of those gameweeks where there's so many decisions that so difficult to predict.

  5. Heiro
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 17 hours ago

    Play Brewster/Podence or Mitchel?
    Podence likely a 2 pointer but Brewster & Mitchel higher ceiling

    1. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Brewster maybe.

  6. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 17 hours ago

    Anything worth a hit chaps?

    Martinez
    Chilwell, Zouma, Justin
    KDB, Fernandes, Son, Jota
    Vardy, DCL, Bamford.

    (Steer, Kilman, Bissouma, Mitchell)

    Planning Justin -> Dias/Cancelo GW11 and Vardy & Bissouma -> Salah (c) & Brewster GW12.

    Cheers

    1. Il Capitano
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        You're good, like the planned moves too

        1. Catastrophe
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 17 hours ago

          Thanks

      • cruzex
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        vardy vs brighton gw 12...

        1. Catastrophe
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 17 hours ago

          Yep. Can't have them all and prefer Son, KDB & Bruno long-term to Vardy.

          1. cruzex
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 17 hours ago

            DCL + Bruno out for Watkins+ Salah in, no?

            1. Catastrophe
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 17 hours ago

              Cheers. Don't want to get rid of either DCL or Bruno.

    2. Red Star Toro
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      would you pull -4 for Struijk -> Cancelo and bench one Wolves defender against Arsenal? (currently two in starting XI)

      1. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        Yes, Dias

    3. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      1) Mitchell > City defender (-4)
      2) Play double Villa defence with no starting defenders on my bench, do the transfer for free next week instead.

      1. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        A Dias

      2. Sanchit
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        2

    4. makaveli123
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Cancelo or Dias? Cheers

      1. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        D

    5. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Digne replacement?
      I already have Robbo and Cgilwell

      1. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        Dias

      2. OneMan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        I went Dias. Cancelo is also a good shout.

      3. Shineonme
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        I went cancela

    6. Drogba Legend
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      0FT, 1.1 ITB

      Mendy
      Chill - Robbo - Dias
      KDB (C) - Son - Grealish - ZIyech
      Kane - DCL - Bam

      Steer - Dallas - Stephens* - 3.9

      A) G2G
      B) Kane > Vardy (-4)

      Cheers and GL

    7. FPL FAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Will Cancelo start?

      1. Pegboy
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        Probably, but never certain

      2. Weilong7
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        thats what im wondering too with mendy and zinchenko back.. and cancelo played full game.. dias too though.. but dias probably will play

      3. JBG
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        Doesn't look like it. But who knows with Pep.

    8. Chef Ramsey
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      A) Werner > Vardy (-4)
      B) Kane > Vardy (-4)
      C) Hold

      1. The Brown Casanova
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        C

      2. bautasten
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        C, maybe B if you plan to captain and have Son.

      3. Pegboy
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        C, but depends on your captain if you hold

      4. Shineonme
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        A

    9. Slim25
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Martinez,
      **Digne**, Chilwell, Semedo
      **Zaha**, Bruno, Ziyech, Rodriquez, Grealish
      Kane, DCL
      (Button, Mitchell, Brewster, **Lamptey**?

      Teams been hit pretty hard by injuries/ suspensions, what would be the best option, cheers!
      A) Digne & Kane > Cancelo/Dias & Vardy (-4, play Brewster/Mitchell)
      B) Digne, Zaha & Brewster > Cancelo/Dias, 4.5m & Vardy (-8)
      C) Digne, Zaha & Kane > Lewis, KDB & Vardy (-8)

      1. Pegboy
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        D) Digne + Zaha > Dias + Jota (-4)

        1. Slim25
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 17 hours ago

          No Vardy against Fulham? (one of worst defs in league)

    10. HugoSimpson2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Help!

      Picking WC and stuck between:

      A) Salah & Kilman

      or

      B) Bruno & Cancelo

      Already have Jota so have exposure to Liverpool attack (assuming he plays)

      Thank you fellas

    11. Lord Flashheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      best city defender to bring today?

      1. bautasten
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        Dias is popular. Cancelo if you've got a decent bench.

      2. THE KING CANTONA
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        Dias

    12. bautasten
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Martinez
      Chilwell, Robertson, Dallas (KWP, Mitchell)
      Grealish, Fernandes, Son, Zieych, Foden
      Kane, DCL, (Brewster)

      1 FT, 2.0 ITB

      A) Kane, Foden > Bamford, KDB (-4)
      B) Zieych > Jota
      C) Kane > Vardy
      D) Other..?

    13. Magpies4ever
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Kane + Foden > Vardy + KDB?
      Have 2FT, 4.5ITB and Son

      1. sully29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        Yes.

      2. HugoSimpson2
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        yes defo

      3. The Count of Monte Cristo
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        Great move.

    14. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Who to bench Ziyech or Wilson ?

      1. bautasten
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        That's a headache...you really can't bench someone else?

      2. makaveli123
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        Wilson

    15. Cto
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Ryan
      Chilwell Dallas Semedo
      Grealish KDB Foden Mahrez
      Bamford DCL Vardy (c)

      Ziyech, lamptey, dunne

      GTG with bench?

    16. Labile
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Start 1.

      Mitchell (1 pointer probably but if he starts could be 6+ easily)

      Targett (Have Martinez and Bowen in the same fixture but probably a 2 pointer.)

      1. Pegboy
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        Targett

    17. Better Call Raul
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Start Coufal or Targett ?

      1. Pegboy
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        Coufal

      2. Tordenen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        Targett

      3. THE KING CANTONA
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        Coufal (I don't see CS points for that fixture).

    18. Obamawang
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Which one to start this week:

      Kilman (v ars)
      KPW (v MAN UTD)
      Mitchell (v NEW)

      Will they all start?

      Thanks!!

    19. Tordenen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Jrod, ziyech -> jota, kdb for a -4?

    20. Dont give a fuchs
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Have front 8 of
      Salah jota ziyech son Rodriguez
      Kane DCL Watkins. Currently benching watkins.

      Thinking of using my FT for Kane to Vardy and still bench Watkins. Shall i go ahead?

      1. Pegboy
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        Your team structure feels a bit of a mess. I'd hold and then rebalance next week 2FT.

    21. john25
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Hey guys, can't decide if I should stick with this team or take a -4 to bring in either Vardy or KDB to captain.

      This is my current team for this GW:

      Martinez (4.0)
      PVA Robbo Chilwell (Lamptey, 4.0)
      Grealish Son Bruno(c) Jota (4.5)
      Kane DCL(vc) Bamford

      Currently deciding between these options:

      A) Son to KDB(c)
      or
      B) Kane to Vardy(c)
      or
      C) stick with current team

      3.6 ITB. No FT left. What do you suggest?

      Cheers

      1. Jones Town
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 16 hours ago

        I'm likely doing A

    22. Sweetboi
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Start 1:

      A) Cahill - NEW (H)

      B) Dallas - eve (A)

    23. bobbyg
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Start Zouma or Kilman guys?

      1. sthelenslad92
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        Zouma

        1. bobbyg
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 17 hours ago

          Cheers mate

    24. CRO KLOPP
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Posted on a wrong article.repost.
      Which combo is better?

      A) KDB (c)& Bamford
      B) Vardy(c) & Jota

      1. jimmy.floyd
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        Bb

        1. CRO KLOPP
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 17 hours ago

          Cheers

    25. jimmy.floyd
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Zaha to Jota or Grealish?

      1. cruzex
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        j